The Hangzhou Asian Games 2023: A Spectacular Display of Athleticism

Hangzhou Asian Games 2023
In March, we were excited to announce that we were selected as the official language service provider of the Hangzhou Asian Games 2023. Well, the games have finally started on the 23rd of September, and it’s a mesmerizing affair. Let’s dive into the main highlights!

What are the Hangzhou Asian Games 2023?

The 19th edition of the Asian Games in Hangzhou is an astounding display of sportsmanship among Asian nations. The list of sports on display is pretty deep, from martial arts to team sports. In fact, it includes 61 different athletic events.

And, unlike the Olympics, some are unique and aren’t recognized by other institutions. As far as we are concerned, that’s a major boon as it makes the events that much more diverse and exciting.

The table below includes all the sports you can see during the event.

3x3 Basketball Archery Artistic Gymnastics
Artistic Swimming Athletics Badminton
Baseball Basketball Beach Volleyball
Boxing Breaking (Breakdancing) Bridge
Canoe Slalom Canoe Sprint Cricket
Chess Cycling BMX Racing Cycling Mountain Bike
Cycling Track Diving Dragon Boat
Equestrian Esports Fencing
Football Go Golf
Handball Hockey Judo
Ju-jitsu Kabaddi Karate
Marathon Swimming Modern Pentathlon Rhythmic Gymnastics
Roller Skating Rowing Rugby Sevens
Sailing Sepaktakraw Shooting
Skateboarding Soft Tennis Softball
Sport Climbing Squash Swimming
Table Tennis Taekwondo Tennis
Trampoline Gymnastics Triathlon Volleyball
Water Polo Weightlifting Wrestling
Wushu Xiangqi

Hangzhou Asian Games 2023 Esports

Esports are massive in Asia, and the Asian Games are an excellent opportunity to watch the best of the continent challenge each other. As for the games involved, you’ll get to pick your favorite genre, from sports simulations to MOBAs and beyond.

Here is a quick list of the gaming events:

  • Arena of Valor
  • League of Legends
  • Street Fighter V
  • Dream Three Kingdoms 2
  • Peace Elite 
  • DOTA2

Although the South Koreans and the Chinese are the likely favorites of the tournament, we’re excited to see how some contenders can measure up and maybe even provide an exciting upset.

Which teams will be competing during the Esports games?

Like most events, Esports will see most major Asian nations bring a team or a player to the competition. Famous esports names like Rajikhan Talal Fuad, Kim Gwanwoo, Wong Yuk Cheung, and Lee Sanghyeok are among the many pro gamers you can expect.

Here is a comprehensive list of teams:

  • China 
  • Hong Kong
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Taipei
  • Bahrein
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • Vietnam
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Thailand
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Macao
  • Kazakhstan
  • Tajikistan
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Indonesia
  • Lao
  • Palestine
  • Jordan

When sports meet languages: Transphere & the Asian Games in Hangzhou

We are truly humbled and excited to participate in the Hangzhou Asian Games of 2023. At Sunyu Transphere, our teams have been working relentlessly for several months preparing the games and ensuring that languages won’t be a barrier to the fun.

If you’d like to learn more about how our interpreting services can help you set up astounding conferences with 0 linguistic friction, reach out to our team of professionals, in any language.

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